Thursday, July 30, 2009

Shelley Demented

According to the National Enquirer, Shelley Duvall has totally lost her shit. An article in the current issue alleges that she:

-flashes her car lights to communicate with aliens
-believes that aliens are living in her body
-thinks that a hole in her back yard is a portal to another dimension
-lives in a secluded ramshackle home in Blanco, Texas (population, 1,500)
-has no money or health insurance
-has gained 75 lbs
-wears tie-dye scrunchies
-wanders around mumbling to herself is frequently escorted home by the police
-has been known to make a scene at the local Dairy Queen

WTF? This actually makes me really sad. Shelly Duvall is one of my favorite actresses. As a child I was obsessed with Faerie Tale Theatre which recently came out on DVD. I watched all of those episodes a million times but only now do I realize that those magical characters were played by winners like Lauren Hutton, Paul Rubens, Anjelica Huston, Van Dyke Parks, and Sofia Coppola. In high school I was obsessed with The Shining and Annie Hall; in college, 3 Women. If you like fashion and haven't seen 3 Women you've made a mistake. Shelley Duvall is phenomenally good (even winning best actress at Cannes) and her hairstyle is ON A DIFFERENT LEVEL (see below). Looking at these photos makes me want to drive down to Texas and rescue her.





11 comments:

Megan said...

so sad, she was so amazing! wait till i come and visit - we'll have a faerie tale theatreathon.

little my said...

Shelley Duvall is totally great! I recently saw her in Twilight of the Ice Nymphs and it was totally insane! I'm so sorry to read all these bad news...

E.K. said...

"wears tie-dye scrunchies" Ha!

Man, Shelley is da bomb.

Erika Michel said...

Just recently saw 3 women, the original vtg !

david said...

GOD she was so cool looking I can't stand it. The current pictures of her are a faint echo of her former self.

LuxiRare said...

Ah I suppose I may turn out like her in the end.

cake. said...

i was always pretty convinced that she was not of this world, and so, to me, this is just her reverting back to her natural state. quite beautiful.

WendyB said...

I'd heard that she was in a bad mental state for a long time. I'd been trying to dig up some stuff on her for a while after seeing some of her old movies. Sad.

marina said...

Ooh, thanks for reminding me of the faerie tale theater!

Anonymous said...

i talk to her the other day . . . she may be crazy but shes pretty cool

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